Middle East

June 23, 2010

Two Fort Richardson soldiers awarded Silver Stars for bravery

The U.S. Army awarded the Silver Star, its third-highest medal, to Spc. Ryan. S. Chester and Spc. Robert E. Parson for combat in Afghanistan. Chester fought to protect his platoon after being wounded in an ambush. In a different action, Parson fought to protect the evacuation of his wounded squad leader.

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